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Where did the Reconquista take place? How did it affect Muslims? Spain; Muslims lost land in Spain as a result of the religious persecution by Christians.
What was the effect of the capture of Jerusalem by the Seljuk Turks? Christian Pilgrims could longer safely travel to Jerusalem.
What was the main purpose of the smaller Crusades that took place after the first three Crusades? Poor people and children wanted to regain control of Jerusalem. They were not military Crusades.
Why did Pope Urban II call for the Christians to begin a religious war with Muslims? The Pope was asked by the Byzantine Emperor for help to fight off the Seljuk Turks.
What is Salah al-Din known for? He re-conquered most of Palestine for the Muslims.
What was the goal of Christians during the Crusades? The goal was to gain control of Jerusalem from the Muslims.
Why is Jerusalem important to Christians, Jew, and Muslims? Christians- It was where Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead. Jews- It is land promised to them by God and where they built their great temple. Muslims- It was where Muhammad ascended to heaven during his night journey.
Who created Christian kingdoms in the Middle East during the Crusades? The winners of the First Crusades.
What was the purpose of the Spanish Inquisition? To convert Jews and Muslims to Christianity and make sure they were not practicing their old religions.
Who conquered the Byzantine Empire? The Ottomans.
How did the Mongol Invasions change the culture in Asia? Many Mongols converted to Islam. That brought peace to their empire.
The Mughal Empire spread Islam to what part of the World? The Mughal Empire spread Islam to India.
How did the Crusades strengthen the power of Monarchs in Europe? The nobles in night left to fight in the Crusades. The left the monarchs in complete control of the kingdoms.
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